Teaching Indefinite Articles in English Using Hindi Speech Sounds: A Classroom Action Research

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  • Disha Esther Ramtek

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i6.11092

Keywords:

Articles, Indefinite Articles, Consonants, Vowels, Hindi Medium Schooling, English Language, Hindi Language, Speech Sounds

Abstract

This paper focuses on teaching the use of indefinite articles ‘a’ and ‘an’ appropriately to the students who have had their schooling from Hindi medium schools and are presently pursuing bachelor and diploma courses. It was seen that these students fail to use correct indefinite articles before English words because of the lack of knowledge of consonant and vowel sounds in English language, further to solve this issue a technique was introduced to the students where they could use their prior knowledge of sounds associated to Hindi letters of alphabet. Classroom action research was performed for the fulfillment of the purpose of this research.  

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Author Biography

Disha Esther Ramtek

Assistant Professor

St. Aloysius Institute of Technology

Madhya Pradesh, India

References

Dhillon, R.S., et al. “Practical English Grammar.” English Improvement Course, 9th ed., Dhillon Group of Publications, 2010, p. 66.

Nordquist, Richard. “What Are Vowels and Vowel Sounds in English?” ThoughtCo, 27 Jan. 2020, www.thoughtco.com/vowel-sounds-and-letters-1692601.

Sarangi, Jaydeep. “Phonetics.” A Textbook of Linguistics and Phonetics, 4th ed., Books Way, 2011, p. 141.

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Published

30-06-2021

How to Cite

Ramtek, D. E. . (2021). Teaching Indefinite Articles in English Using Hindi Speech Sounds: A Classroom Action Research. SMART MOVES JOURNAL IJELLH, 9(6), 1–17. https://doi.org/10.24113/ijellh.v9i6.11092

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